Originally Posted by timisyourfriend
I've tested both PK and PI on the same exact computer right after one another. On same 5-5-5-15, voltages, etc. etc. the PI scored better on bench including Windows score. I may be slightly off but I'm pretty sure it was 0.4 points higher. Not to mention that I was also able to operate the PI at 1.9V while the PK had to be above 2.0V.
Speaking of voltages, the PK series runs hot as fire compared to the PI. What do you mean evidence? Get yourself two sets and a inframeter and see for yourself if you want hard evidence. lol.
Come on now, I didn't magically make this up because I love G.Skill that much. haha. or by reading some internet review... i only say stuff that i have experience in.
And come on now x2, you think they would all use the same chips? Esp between PI and PK, just based off people's experience alone you can tell they are not the same chips. The lower and other random models, possibly, but I know for a fact G.Skill is not using the same CL5 1066 chips on all of their CL5 DDR2-1066 memory.
Maybe I should not have said the PI is high performance gaming, but "more geared towards gaming than PK". =)
(Master of G.Skill marketing non-sense)
Fair enough, but which Pi vs. PK kits are you referring to?
I'm not saying they all use the same IC; i know for a fact they don't.
They use ProMOS on their Pi 1200 5-5-5/1100 5-5-5/1000 4-5-4 kits.
They use Qimonda in the Pi Black 800 4-4-4 & 900 4-4-4 kits.
While i don't have absolute proof of this, they pretty much have to be using Elpida for the Trident 1200 kit as it's the only IC that can do those speeds @ 1.8v.
But for the majority of the rest of their kits, they use various different bins of PSC.
It's definitely possible some are not PSC, but i know many are.
(I need more people to remove their heatspreaders & post pics to determine this for sure.
Here are some examples of the disaster of damn nearly identical kits they spam out.
PQ 800 5-5-5 1.8-1.9vhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
Pi 800 5-5-5 1.9vhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231173
Both are known as PSC (though they can change ICs at any time technically)
Here's another PSC duo.
Same crap, different spreader.
PQ 1000 5-5-5 2.0-2.1vhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
Pi 1000 5-5-5 2.1vhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231174
But wait, there's more.
PK 1066 5-5-5 2.0-2.1vhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
Pi 1066 5-5-5 2.1vhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231184
Two identical kits wasn't enough this time...they needed to add a Pi Black one (1066 5-5-5 2.0-2.1v)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231246
We also have this guy.
800 4-4-4 1.8-1.9vhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231219
It's very likely the exact same Qimonda as this:
Pi Black 800 4-4-4 1.8-1.9vhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231209
When it comes down it, they do have different ICs in some of their kits, certainly.
But many are just duplicates...different heatspreader is all.
Consider how tightly G.Skill bins, i really doubt there's any benefit in the binning of the Pi vs. the PQ, or the Pi Black vs. the Pi regular vs. PK.
Other than the specific kits i mentioned non-PSC ICs for & the really crappy kits, most of the rest are all PSC.
OCZ & Corsair are the other two companies that are really bad for releasing a ton of basically identical kits under different names/heatspreaders, which is precisely why i won't buy their stuff unless i know specifically it's a good IC or good deal.Edited by -n7- - 7/27/09 at 9:27pm